Challenging the COVID narrative covers topics ranging from COVID risk assessments, pandemic response, trust in institutions, the use of fear, human rights infringements and the response of the church to the crisis.
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Omar Khan interviews PANDA Chairman and advocate for better decisions via better information, Nick Hudson.
The most vulnerable groups in the US, have been devastated by unscientific ineffective policies and have been hardest hit by Covid-19. The health of a nation is directly tied to the socioeconomic health of the nation, and the socioeconomic drivers that played a role in Covid-19’s severity cannot be ignored. Focused protection would have performed far better than lockdowns.
Lockdown: Global Conditioning, is a video produced by Kate Wand. In it, she compares lockdowns to operant conditioning experiments conducted by B.F Skinner.
Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Economics and Medicine at Stanford University, in conversation with Nick Hudson.
The media relish negative news. “If it bleeds it leads” still holds, and perhaps it’s never been truer than in the COVID-19 era. Every day the news highlights the spread of the virus and tells the sad stories of some of its victims.
Likely Consequences of the COVID-19 Lockdown are highlighted by Ivor Cummins and PANDA’s Nick Hudson as they interpret the pandemic data. (24 min video version)
Professor Alex van den Heever, from Wit’s School of Governance; Nick Hudson, coordinator of Panda; and Mike Schussler, head of econmists.co.za; talk about what we have learned so far about lockdowns that should be guiding our decision making as we chart a course ahead.
State of the Market Podcast interviews Nick Hudson about coronavirus, lockdown effects and his recommended reading list.
Nick Hudson created PANDA as a conduit for rational, data-driven analysis of COVID-19, and to examine the human and economic toll of extended lockdowns.